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  • Date: May 23
  • Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm PT

Violence & Vulnerability: Poetry for Chaotic Times with Deborah Landau and Heidi Seaborn

Join us for a conversation and poetry reading with poets Deborah Landau and Heidi Seaborn as they share their experience of living and writing through chaos. Deborah will read from her new book, Soft Targets (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), and Heidi from her new debut collection, Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} (Mastodon Press, 2019).

There will be a book launch reception and signing to follow.

This event is co-presented with our friends at Open Books: A Poem Emporium.

About the Readers

Deborah Landau is the author of four collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The Best American Poetry, and the New York Times, in 2016 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Deborah was educated at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. www.deborahlandau.net


Seattle native Heidi Seaborn is author of an award-winning debut book of poetry, Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do}, the poetry editor for The Adroit Journal, and a New York University MFA candidate. After a career as a global business executive, Heidi started writing in 2016. Since then, she’s won or been shortlisted for nearly two dozen awards, including the Rita Dove International Award in Poetry, and published in numerous journals and anthologies such as the Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Penn Review, and Nimrod. She is the author of the chapbook Finding My Way Home and the political pamphlet Body Politic. She graduated from Stanford University and is on the board of Tupelo Press. www.heidiseabornpoet.com

Related Classes

Deborah Landau will be teaching Poems from Poems, a one-session workshop, on Thursday, May 23 from 1–4 pm. Register today!